Date(s) - 18/03/2013
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“Mobile apps as a platform for Research” will be presented by Dr Mark Wright, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
Research in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) has moved from a focus on interface and abstract modelling of information to a concern with interaction, behaviour and context. Mobile apps can be seen as a way of creating new form of digital interaction with the world and with each other. New meaning, thinking and ways of doing things is intrinsic to and unfolds with these new forms of interaction. This talk uses several examples of mobile applications developed in Edinburgh to illustrate this approach applied to collaboration in city spaces, play, audience engagement, tourism, heritage and Arts projects.
After the presentation there will be free pizza / drinks and an informal opportunity to network with similar minded people.